6/23/19

California grows delicious CHERRIES!!!

We hit the road to Leona Valley this weekend. Our goal was to have some weekend fun picking cherries and eating them on the way back home. Yes, we hauled several pounds of freshly picked cherries and we ate lots of them on the way home. We wish we lived closer to the cherry farms because we would visit every weekend. It is so magical to pick and eat your own fruit. We hope that everyone reading this post gets an opportunity to experience the same fun day we had. Keep reading to find out where to go and how to get there......
CASH ONLY!!!!!!  The cherry farms are usually cash only so bring enough for $7.00 per pound. Some farms charge less others charge more but the average is $7.00. Due to the weather some of the smaller farms will be closing early while the larger farms will stay open until the end of June 2019. Most cherry farms have websites and Facebook pages where you can check on their availability. We highly recommend that you check their operating hours before you road trip.  From Orange County, you can bank on a 2 to 2.5 hour drive and dependent on your location in Los Angeles County 45 min to 2 hours.
Villa Del Sol 
6989 Elizabeth Lake Road Leona Valley, CA 93551
(661) 270-1356
Directions:
From Los Angeles:Take the 5 Freeway North to the 14 Freeway. Continue North and exit Palmdale Blvd. Turn West/left onto Palmdale Blvd. 
This turns into Elizabeth Lake Road.
Continue on 5-7 miles and watch for the "first cherry stop on the right".
Villa Del Sol is at the intersection of Elizabeth Lake Road and Godde Hill Road in Leona Valley, CA.

Copeland's Cherry Ranch 
9611 Leona Ave 
Leona Valley, CA 93551
Copelandscherryranch@gmail.com
Directions:
From Los Angeles, Take the 5 Freeway North to the 14 Freeway. Continue North and exit Palmdale Blvd. Turn West/left onto Palmdale Blvd (going west). 
Take Palmdale Blvd which changes to Elizabeth Lake Road at 10th Street West. Continue towards the country to 90th West (approximately 11 miles).  At 90th West (stop sign) turn left.
Turn right at the next stop sign - Leona Avenue
Copeland's is half a mile down on your right.
U-Pick Cherry Ranch in Leona Valley, CA
Cherry orchard opening for cherry season June 21st.
6/21 and 6/22: 10am-3pm
6/23: 11am-3pm
$7 per lb. CASH only.
(661) 270-9688

Cherry Hill Farm 
39300 Bouquet Canyon Road Leona Valley CA 93551 us
From Los Angeles and the Valleys
5 FWY N to the 14 FWY N
Exit Palmdale Blvd Left
Palmdale Blvd turns in to Elizabeth Lake Road
Continue on Elizabeth Lake Road for about 8 more miles
Turn Left on Bouquet Canyon Road
Make a left after the first curve on Rogers Creek Road. Its a bumpy dirt road so go slow. About a half mile down you will see our orchard and sales booth on the right. Park on your left across from the sales booth.
WINDY RIDGE CHERRIES
9811 Leona Avenue
Leona Valley, CA 93551
(661) 270-9106
Tip: When you exit the freeway there is an Albertson's Market where you can pick-up sandwiches and drinks to enjoy a picnic at the farms. We also suggest to use their restrooms there because the farms only have portable bathrooms. Safe travels!!!

Disclaimer: All opinions are all my own. Please do not use our photos without permission. Not a sponsored post. 

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